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Tag: "off-grid"

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Energy incumbents are going on a ‘gorging spree’

Energy incumbents are going on a ‘gorging spree’

Big fossil-fuel-based utilities are overcharging their customers, going on a “’gorging spree” while they still can.

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BYD hones focus on Australia home battery market

BYD hones focus on Australia home battery market

Chinese battery and EV giant is ramping up its presence in Australia’s home energy storage market with its modular B-Box battery offering.

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Goulburn Council floats solar PV as a way to cut water costs

Goulburn Council floats solar PV as a way to cut water costs

Goulburn Council to commission feasibility studies into installing floating solar on government water stores, to slash power costs.

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What’s next for Minerals Council's coal and climate policy?

What’s next for Minerals Council’s coal and climate policy?

The abrupt and unexpected departure of the Minerals Council of Australia’s CEO, Brendan Pearson, may well be a crucial tipping point in Australia’s debate over domestic energy policy.

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Off-grid solar + battery systems prove 15x more reliable than network

Off-grid solar + battery systems prove 15x more reliable than network

Western Power pilot shows stand-alone solar + battery + diesel systems 15 times more reliable than grid, and could save $300 million in avoided network upgrade costs – but only if rules are change changed to allow the systems to be rolled out.

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The way to power the next billion consumers

The way to power the next billion consumers

If power can be generated where it is consumed, it can closely follow demand growth. Where does much of that growth come from? The “leisure-pull”.

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Poor households are locked out of green energy, unless governments help

Poor households are locked out of green energy, unless governments help

It’s time for governments to get serious about helping everyone to join the energy transition, not just the most affluent.

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NT indigenous communities begin shift to hybrid solar and storage

NT indigenous communities begin shift to hybrid solar and storage

ARENA backed NT project commissions first 10 solar, battery storage systems, cutting diesel fuel use by more than a million litres a year.

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As one home heads off grid... many more are choosing not to connect

As one home heads off grid… many more are choosing not to connect

One home in the heart of the Latrobe Valley goes off grid. But more than half of the new homes in the area are not even bothering to connect to the network in the first place, using rooftop PV and storage to look after their own needs.

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Solar pioneer David Mills’ life in the burbs – with PV, two EVs, and battery storage

Solar pioneer David Mills’ life in the burbs – with PV, two EVs, and battery storage

Solar pioneer David Mills says if he can do it, almost anyone can. And by doing “it”, he means powering his house and his two electric vehicles largely through rooftop solar, and storing excess output in battery storage

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WA national park taken off-grid by local network

WA national park taken off-grid by local network

Horizon Power’s stand-alone power project taking Fitzgerald River National Park off-grid with solar, battery storage and back-up diesel.